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Women Arrested In Separate Fraud Incidents

Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators have arrested a pair of women in separate incidents of financial fraud.

In the first incident, Sheriff’s Investigators were asked to look into an incident where a large amount of money was determined to be missing from a local business. Over the course of the investigation, Sheriff’s Investigators were able to uncover evidence indicating Donna F. Yon, of LaGrange, stole more than $10,000 from the business.

Deputies say Yon worked for the business in the purchasing/ bookkeeping section and managed to embezzle the funds for her own purposes over a period of several months.

As a result of the investigation, Yon, age 43, was arrested and booked into the Troup County Jail and charged with four counts of Financial Card Fraud and Felony Theft.

At press time, Yon is being held at the Troup County Jail on $33,000 bond.

In the second incident, Sheriff’s Investigators have arrested a Greenville woman for several charges stemming from debit card fraud.

Investigators arrested Tina Marie Scott, of Greenville, after acquiring evidence that she used another person’s EBT card to make fraudulent purchases.

At least one of these alleged fraudulent transactions occurred at the Dollar General on Greenville Road. While investigating the transactions, deputies learned that store employees were familiar with Scott due to a previous alleged Shoplifting incident.

As a result, Scott, age 42, was arrested and booked into the Troup County Jail and charged with two counts of Financial Transaction Card Fraud and Theft by Shoplifting – Less than $500.

Scott was later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.

Tommy Murphy Staff Writer